Good day sunshine! Can you believe it’s August already? The kids may be getting ready to go back- to- school but summer is not over yet, and I have just the wedding, captured by Bellamanda Photography, to get you back in the summery mood. Beth & Eric’s June wedding is just absolutely bright and beautiful in coral and turquoise summer hues. Their wedding took place at Domtar cabin in Blountville, TN, a beautiful venue with rustic ambience.
From the Bride, Beth:
How did you meet?
Eric and I went to the same college together, Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap Virginia. We didn’t have any classes together actually, just used to see each other in passing all the time in between classes. He had a girlfriend during that spring semester, so we never talked to or got to know each other until the summer, after the relationship had ended.
He sent me a friend request on the one and only Facebook in early June. I still remember the first day he messaged me. It was Tuesday, June 14th, I had worked the 9 to 5 shift at Burke’s outlet and after dealing with the public all day, I was just ready to come home and relax. I checked my messages shortly after getting home and had this super sweet message from a semi-stranger, little did I know he was going to be my husband someday. We engaged in a few messages online before deciding to exchange numbers and start texting. We texted that whole evening and by Wednesday day, we planned to have our first date that weekend. By the end of our first date on Saturday night, we both knew sparks like ours only fly every once in a blue moon, so we officially become boyfriend and girlfriend. I’ve never just clicked with someone the way that I did with Eric.
What were your Wedding Planning Inspiration and Style?
I utilized Pinterest for literally all my wedding planning!! I knew I wanted a summer, outdoor wedding for sure but for the rest of the details I looked to Pinterest! I’m a girly girl, so I pinned everything sparkly and lacy that I came across. When it came it our wedding colors, I once again caroused Pinterest to get inspiration. I decided on coral and turquoise, two colors that were fun and summery, like Eric and I when we first met and feel in love. I also made frequent trips to hobby lobby and Michael’s in search of decoration ideas that we could use or recreate! I loved the look of mason jars and anything vintage but I wasn’t crazy about burlap, just not my style. So I experimented with ribbons, glitter, and acrylic paints until I found a look that was right for our big day. We made most of the decorations ourself, and used a lot of tulle and candlelight for the ceremony and reception, I like to remember it as romantic on a little budget! Haha! We also utilized food city for our bridal party flowers. Our cake…Walmart bakery. We learned along the way that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have a beautiful wedding.
What are some of your favorite memories of the day?
The whole day was so memorable to me, it’s hard to pick just a few favorite moments. I remember just waking up that day thinking “it’s finally here!” And being so excited to get dolled up and see my handsome husband in his best dress (we don’t get dressed up very often lol). My very favorite part of the day though had to be our first look. Having that special moment with my husband before the ceremony, where just he and I could enjoy each other’s presence and calm our nerves with each other, it was wonderful. I’m so glad we decided to have a first look. I also loved the reception, sharing good food and music with our friends and family, seeing everyone have a good time in our honor. It was just a great day all together! Do You have any advice for other brides?
My advice to other brides, just enjoy the day! Don’t be stressed out over the little things. It’s your wedding day, something can and will go wrong! It’s okay! As long as at the end of the day you are married to your best friend, it doesn’t matter what else happened. The day of our wedding, my brother had the wrong color tie, the beer we ordered from food city had never come in, my dress attracted about a million bugs during outside pictures, and our officiant forgot to include the “I do” portion of the ceremony. It was all okay! Just let the little stuff go, we spend months and months planning for this one day and it goes by so fast. Don’t be caught up in what’s going wrong and forget to enjoy what’s going right, your marriage!!!
Photographer: Bellamanda Photography | Event Venue: Domtar Cabin | Flowers: Margie at Food City | Cake: Walmart |Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Apparel: Belk